1 Peter 2:1-3
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.
I am blessed to have a gorgeous 8 month old baby who absolutely loves breast feeding. When he is hungry he is enthusiastic, animated and determined! I also need to be enthusiastic, keen and determined about seeking after pure spiritual milk, although I am not sure I need to be as noisy! But what is this pure spritual milk?
The greek for ‘spiritual’ is ‘logokos’ which covers both the logical, (my mind), and spiritual, (my faith). So not only should I seek to pray, to read God’s Word, to confess my sin – all endevours to grow my faith, but I should also seek after those activities that move my mind towards Christ. Clearly praying and reading God’s Word will do this, but I feel quite challenged to also read great Christian literature and teaching.
So I have a question for you: what would you recommend that I read? What are those books, or those teachers that have really helped you? Please leave your suggestion in the comment section below.
Rev Mark Brown
I have a special prayer request: One of my staff: Taima Jeacock has learnt that her aunty and her auntie’s four grandchildren were killed in the Samoan earthquake and tsunami, and at present her auntie’s two sons are still missing. The area Taima is from has been hit very hard with some 48 confirmed dead so far. Please keep Taima and her family in your prayers, and for all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
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